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Pamela Kincheloe

University Writing Program Director

University Writing Program
Academic Affairs

Office Hours
MWF 10-4

Pamela Kincheloe

University Writing Program Director

University Writing Program
Academic Affairs


BA, Rollins College; MA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University


In a former life, Dr. Kincheloe engaged in the recovery of nineteenth century women's periodical poetry. Since her arrival at RIT/NTID in 2000, her interests have ranged from deaf literature, to cyborg theory, to representations of deafness in film and visual media. She currently teaches first year writing Deaf Literature, Science Technology and Values, and other courses for RIT and NTID.

Select Scholarship

Published Review

Kincheloe, Pamela J. "Book." Rev. of Hearing Happiness, ed. Michael Skyer. American Annals of the Deaf 2020: 589-593. Print. *

Conference Presentations

"Signs and Wonders." Modern Language Association Conference. Washington, DC. 7 Jan. 2022. 

 “Are You Death? Silence and Muting in Jordan Peele’s “US.” Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference, Boston, MA March 2020.

Manuscripts Submitted for Publication

Book Manuscript: Hollywood Signs: The Use of Deafness in American Visual Culture 15 Dec. 2021. Oxford University Press, Norman Hirschy, ed.

 Journal Article: “Are You Death? Deafening the Horror Film.” Submitted to Journal of Popular Culture, Feb. 2021.

 Journal Article: “The Kids From Nebraska: ASL as Spectacle at the 1904 World’s Fair” submitted to Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture,  May 2021. 

 Journal Article: “The Deaf Are Everywhere: ASL in Early American Melodrama” submitted to Theater History Journal Sept. 2021.

 Journal Article: “My Life in the Hyphen” submitted to Narrative Magazine Nov. 2021.

Currently Teaching

3 Credits
The major focus of this course is on the image of the deaf and the deaf experience as depicted in literature. The course attempts to define deafness and the cultural roles it plays in both texts by deaf authors and texts about deaf persons, as well as to examine particular literary forms related to the deaf experience. Thus, attention is also given to studying ASL poetry.
3 Credits
Critical Reading and Writing is a one semester, three-credit course limited to 15 students per section. This course is designed to help students develop the literacy practices they will need to be successful in their First-Year Writing course. Students will read, understand, interpret, and synthesize a variety of texts. Assignments are designed to challenge students intellectually, culturally and rhetorically. Through inquiry-based assignment sequences, students will improve their writing by developing academic research and literacy practices that will be further strengthened in First-Year Writing. Particular attention will be given to critical reading, academic writing conventions, and revision. Small class size promotes frequent student-instructor and student-student interaction. The course also emphasizes the principles of intellectual property and academic integrity in academic writing. This course fulfills a Gen Ed free elective.